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Effect of Energy Harvesting on Vehicles

Effect of Energy Harvesting on Vehicles

Effect of Energy Harvesting on Vehicles In 10E + 100 years, the last bit of thermal energy will leave the last atom. By this time, every molecule in the universe will be equally spaced apart. They will all have equal gravitational effects on each other in all directions, rendering them essentially motionless. The universe will go quiet in a state of perfect entropy. But that is a very long time from now. For now, entropy still has a lot of work to do before it can get there. Entropy, if you do not know, is the loss of energy inside a physical system that does work. Systems burn fuel to produce work, but the work they do is always less than the fuel they burn. This loss is called entropy. The human race fights against entropy at all times. Not only is the work humans do lesser than the fuel, but the fuel they use is constantly running out. Eventually, the system will have nothing left to burn. That is where energy harvesting comes in. Energy harvesting is the process of using the was ... read more

How to Keep Your Car From Overheating

How to Keep Your Car From Overheating

It can be scary when your car overheats. There are mild automotive problems like bad transmission or old oil, and then there are emergencies. This is the latter. An overheating engine can lead to your car stalling out at best and an engine fire at worst. These can destroy your car, so it is important to deal with overheats fast. To that end, Dry Fork Diesel and Auto has prepared this list of three ways to tackle the problem of overheating.             •           Turn on the Heater (Really) This is definitely nobody’s favorite step, especially during the summer when an overheat is the most likely. But it can save your engine from catching fire if done promptly. The most important thing to remember is that your heater gets its heat from the engine itself. That means that by blowing heat onto you, the engine is losing some heat. It might not seem like it, but it is simp ... read more

How To Keep Your Truck Cool

How To Keep Your Truck Cool

Keeping your truck from overheating is one of the great obstacles of the summer. Really, it is the main obstacle. In the winter you have to contend with so much: Snow, wind, probably a dead car battery, brakes, and all sorts of other possibilities. The summer is merciful in that it has just one opponent.   But this opponent is a worthy one. It is a challenge, but not insurmountable, and Dry Fork Diesel and Auto knows how to guide you through it. The first step is acknowledging that overheating can happen to anyone. No matter how new or well taken care-of your truck is, it can overheat. Keeping it cool is a skill. Consolidate Your Maintenance This is a beneficial thing to do no matter what time of year it is, but it is an easier habit to build in the summer. The goal here is to know what the heat will effect and to check up on that at regular intervals.   This can be done with the aid of a mechanic, but if you want to do it alone that can work too. Just be ready to learn ... read more

Your vehicle’s warning signs with Dry Fork Diesel Repair

Your vehicle’s warning signs with Dry Fork Diesel Repair

Vehicle ownership has its moments. When your vehicle is new, you love the smell, look, and feel of your car. Time gradually starts to change your car and your feelings toward it, and you start noticing small issues popping up. In this article, Dry Fork Diesel Repair of Carthage, Missouri, discusses the warning signs that your vehicle needs maintenance soon. What are the signs? Check Engine Light The check engine light is the most obvious sign that something is happening. The bright orange or yellow light will come on if something is possibly amiss with your engine. Here is some good news: The engine light means that the engine knows of a possible failure, likely before it leaves you stranded road side or in your driveway. Bring it to Dry Fork Diesel and we’ll take a look at your diesel truck to see what’s wrong and offer solutions to fix it. Smells Your truck can have some particular smells that warn you of things to come. Coolant smells sweet and is needed to keep your e ... read more

Diagnosing and Fixing Engine Sputtering at Dry Fork Diesel

Diagnosing and Fixing Engine Sputtering at Dry Fork Diesel

Is your engine sputtering or providing inconsistent power? Most any loss of power or noise besides the sound of starting, accelerating, and slowing down is likely a sign of a maintenance need.   Dry Fork Diesel loves to help with these issues and your maintenance. We are located in Carthage, Missouri but enjoy helping customers from other cities like Joplin too. We specialize in diesel and work especially on regular and heavy-duty trucks. We have worked with diesel for many years and know our stuff!   Why does an engine sputter? Diesel engines sputter for a variety of reasons. We explore why Fuel system issues Your diesel engine is powered by a fuel system that has a filter, pump, and injectors. Since these parts are connected, only one needs to underperform or fail to cause a problem with the whole system. Debris and dirt can sneak in. Diesel is especially susceptible to fuel system issues since diesel can gel and clog its own filters.   These issues result in ... read more

Dry Fork Diesel Repair Winter Driving Tips

Dry Fork Diesel Repair Winter Driving Tips

Dry Fork Diesel Repair is a truck repair center you can trust in Carthage, Missouri. We specialize in trucks and will gladly help repair your diesel trucks too. Dry Fork knows that winter is upon us. The days are getting a bit colder and snow and rain are possible. Let us help you get your vehicle ready for winter so you feel confident traveling to work and play. Here are some winter weather tips straight from Dry Fork Diesel Repair to keep your vehicle running smooth this winter: Glow Plug Test Your glow plug is a unique addition to some diesel truck not found on most gasoline vehicles. Glow plugs aid in starting your vehicle in cold weather and should be checked and tested to make sure they are ready to go, especially on Duramax engines. Checking and replacing your glow plugs can make the difference between getting out the door on time and being left in the cold. Whether your vehicle is a Chevrolet, Ford, Dodge or a semi, we can help make sure your vehicle is ready to start in t ... read more

3 Truck Care Tips For The Fall Season

3 Truck Care Tips For The Fall Season

                    3 Truck Care Tips For The Fall Season You love your truck as much as the next person. You want to make sure it lasts you a long time. It’s tough year-round and looks like it can survive another fall and winter. But how sure are you about that? Dry Fork Diesel, your truck mechanics in Carthage, MO provides you with these three tips on how you can make your truck ready for fall time and beyond. You could be on the road commuting or out in the hunting fields waiting for that big game target to show up. If you own a diesel or a regular truck, pay close attention to the truck tips listed below. Let’s get started: 1.   Check and change the oil Your oil might get a little dirty after the kind of drive it’s had over the summer. It might be a good time to change it now while the weather is getting colder. The oil will keep the moving parts clean and well-lubricated (especially in the ... read more

How To Make Your Truck “Back To School” Ready In Easy Steps

How To Make Your Truck “Back To School” Ready In Easy Steps

Schools are back open in Carthage, MO, and the surrounding area. And no matter what school looks like for your family, it’s also a time where a lot of vehicles will be out on the roads before and after school. Dropping off or picking up the kids from school or football practice will be all part of the routine. But is your truck ready to clock in more mileage? Dry Fork Diesel Repair is your auto repair service in Carthage, MO that offers the best service to those who own trucks (including diesel trucks and semis). If your Ford F150 or Chevy Silverado needs to be serviced, our ASE certified technicians will be here to help. We also have steps that we can provide you on how you can make your truck “back to school” ready. Pay attention to these so you can be able to prevent disasters from happening. Here are some steps to take: 1. Check your tires regularly Whether you’ve been working on the farm or logging in extra miles across Missouri and neighboring states ... read more

The Do’s and Don’ts When Caring For Your Truck This Summer

The Do’s and Don’ts When Caring For Your Truck This Summer

With summer well underway, there’s never been a better time to hit the beaches or someplace out of town with the family. If you are by yourself, then you can take a weekend getaway or go on a cross-country road trip. Either way, caring for your truck should be the first thing to keep in mind this summer.  That’s why Dry Fork Diesel and Auto in Carthage has put together some “do’s” and “don’ts” so your truck stays in the best shape possible all throughout the summer. Whether you’re commuting daily for work or heading out for summer fun, it’s important to consider the tips below so your summer isn’t riddled with car trouble.  With that said, here are some “do’s” and “don’ts” to be aware of: DO check your tires regularly Your tires will deal with the brunt of this summer heat since it will be on pavement that will be way hotter than the air temperature. High heat can do some ... read more

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